Who says photography has to be expensive, check out these five photo-related items that don’t cost a thing.

1. Quantum Qflash Academy DVD– Quantum is offering a ten lesson series on using Quantum flash system. The series is also available online and most of the information can be applied to use with any flash system.

2. Free HP online classes – HP offers free online classes that have message boards, assignments and quizzes to make sure you follow what they are teaching. Classes include a variety of topics ranging from basic photography tips to data security. The classes are offered for a select time frame, check the current schedule for classes available.
3._ Color Management for Mere Mortals_**, a 23-page book by Ben Willmore is free to download . Be sure to check out his site for other freebie downloads of information on subjects like working with Camera Raw images and RGB workspaces.

4. istock photos has free stock photo downloads every week. Just register on the site to receive a weekly newsletter with free downloads.

5. Free Brushes for Photoshop– If brushes are your thing, check out’s selection to download a variety of brushes.
—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger